US actor Mark Salling, best known for his role on the musical comedy series “Glee,” was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday for alleged possession of child pornography, police said.
Police specialized in investigating Internet crimes against children searched the home of the 33-year-old Salling in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Sunland early Tuesday and took him into custody, police spokesman Ricardo Hernandez told AFP.
Bail for Salling — who played the troubled Noah Puckerman on the Fox series — was set at $20,000.
“The case will be submitted to the district attorney and they will decide whether there’s enough to continue,” Hernandez said.
Celebrity news website TMZ reported that authorities had found more than 1,000 images of “child sexual exploitation” on Salling’s computer. Police also seized mobile phones and other electronic devices from the home, TMZ said.
A spokesman for the actor did not reply to AFP requests for comment on the case.